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The Meltdown of Tara and the persistence of time as seen through the lens of Aaron Nace who occasionally makes long titles. | by aknacer
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The Meltdown of Tara and the persistence of time as seen through the lens of Aaron Nace who occasionally makes long titles.

Strobist: WhiteLightning X1600 above model @f/9 into white umbrella. WhiteLightning X800 cam left into med. softbox @5.6. WhiteLighting X800 cam left into ceiling for fill. Fired via PWII.

 

I just posted a video of me going through the edit for this photo, check it out to learn how I did this!

plus.google.com/105267656376269695918/posts/PHqK7RAAxUC

 

This photo is dedicated to my amazing Tara. Tara and I have worked together on many shoots, and she is the best makeup artist in North Carolina. Since I moved to Chicago a couple of weeks ago, I have lost an amazing person and resource. Can't replace you girl.

 

A few weeks ago I stumbled across the work of Sam Spratt www.samspratt.com/ and was totally blown away. You know the feeling when you see someone's work, and it kicks your ass into gear and makes you want to create? So I asked Sam if it would be ok to take inspiration from his work. He is a cool dude and said yes.

 

This is the result.

 

I am guessing that about 90% of this is drawn by hand with a wacom tablet. I am not very experienced in this area. It is so damn hard. This is about 500 layers and 30 hours of painting (I had to learn how) I recorded the entire thing and will be posting a time lapse video soon.

 

I know it has been a long time since I have done anything of quality. The time for that crap is over.

 

Special Thanks:

Tara DiPetrillo - Makeup & Model

www.taradipetrillo.com/blog/

Caroline Harmon - Drip Creation

Amelia Fletcher - Lighting Coordinator

Sam Spratt - Artistic Inspiration

 

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Taken on September 14, 2011